Roberta “Robbie” Greenleaf

Fri, 02/17/2023 - 7:45am

Roberta “Robbie” Greenleaf was born Oct. 5, 1941 to Howard and Ruby DeLong of Massachusetts and brought up by Virginia and Milton Webster and attended Merrimac, Massachusetts schools.

Siblings Howard, Harold, Donald, Eleanor, Robert, William and Brenda. This is where she met the love of her life. She married Walter Eben Greenleaf Jr on Nov. 14, 1959 in Pennsylvania. She is survived by Eben, her husband of 63 years, four children: Walter E Greenleaf III (Penny),Gail Maclaren, Dedee Greenleaf Hodgdon (Troy), David Greenleaf (Lisa); eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren (one on the way), one great-great (one on the way), and many nieces and nephews.

As a child Robbie became friends with Dianne Andrews and Helene Palmer whom she remained close with. As a young lady Robbie enjoyed horseback riding and roller-skating. She was a huge Elvis and Dolly Parton fan. Some of her favorite past times were oil painting, crocheting, sewing, collecting Beanie Babies and attending Bluegrass Festivals. One of her Bluegrass favorites were the Gibson Brothers whom she recently got to meet.

She has raised multiple sets of cockatiels from the nest and even taught a few to talk. In her 60s Robbie got her motorcycle license and enjoyed traveling the state and country with Eben and family. Robbie also enjoyed racing of all kinds and you could also find them at the R/C track or Wiscasset Speedway.

Robbie was able to stay home where she passed away  peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 5, 2023. A huge “Thank you” to all of Hospice, the many volunteers, family and friends that helped fulfill her wishes to keep her at home.

A Bluegrass Celebration of Life is to be hosted by her family and friends in March at the Westport Town Hall 12-4 p.m.